Catherine A. Dufour

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Neurocognitive impairment (NCI) remains prevalent in HIV infection. Randomized trials have shown that physical exercise improves NCI in non-HIV-infected adults, but data on HIV-infected populations are limited. Community-dwelling HIV-infected participants (n = 335) completed a comprehensive neurocognitive battery that was utilized to define both global and(More)
It is important for a nursing program to determine which variables are good predictors of student success or failure on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) (1). Significant predictors for success may include such variables as National League for Nursing (NLN) Achievement Test scores, grade point averages (GPA),(More)
We examined the association between physical activity (PA), neurocognitive impairment (NCI), and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) among older HIV+ persons. One hundred older HIV+ adults completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, a neurocognitive battery, and IADL scale. Higher levels of moderate PA were associated with lower(More)
Higher levels of physical activity (PA) have been linked to better neurocognitive functioning in many populations. The current study examines the longitudinal association between PA and neurocognitive functioning among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected persons. Community-dwelling adults (N = 291) self-reported level of PA and completed a comprehensive(More)
We analyzed oncological outcomes in patients who underwent percutaneous renal cryoablation (PRC) with documented renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by perioperative biopsy. Multicenter retrospective analysis of 153 patients [median follow-up 48 months] who underwent PRC from 09/2005 to 08/2014 was performed. We divided the cohort into patients who developed(More)
Renal solitary extramedullary plasmacytomas belong to a group of plasma cell neoplasms, which generally have been associated with renal cell carcinoma. We present a case report of a patient with collision tumor histology of extramedullary plasmacytoma and clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the first in the known literature. Standard work-up for a plasma cell(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the role of statins in patients who underwent surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and who had dyslipidemia, as use of statins has been suggested to improve outcomes in RCC. METHODS Two-center retrospective study of patients with dyslipidemia who underwent surgery for RCC from 7/1995 to 6/2005. Patients were managed by statins or(More)
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